Good Wednesday, or Happy Hump Day, if you prefer. The last two days have been hot, sticky and stormy. Today feels much better, more fall-like.
Today my card fits the criteria for Both Fusion challenges, the sketch and the photo.
In addition, I think it fits the Global Design Challenge # 159, as who in the world doesn’t fall in love with a baby?
AND, since I am using the Animal Outing stamp set as well as the coordinating Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper, it qualifies for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge #19.
So, let’s get on with it!
My card base is Soft Suede. To meet the Fusion sketch challenge I cut a banner from the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper, flagging the end with my Triple Banner Punch. Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper made the smaller banner. Liquid Glue adhered both of these to a texturized Soft Sea Foam mat. I had used the Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder to add the texture.
I cut an oval using the third largest Stitched Shapes oval from Whisper White, then stamped the giraffe from Animal Outing in Soft Suede. The sentiment is also from Animal Outing, and is stamped in Soft Sea Foam. I used the Stamparatus to get the placement of the sentiment straight. This oval is matted to a Layering Ovals Framelits Soft Sea Foam scalloped oval.
Using two dies from the First Frost Bundle, I cut one leaf of Shaded Spruce. I cut one berry stem in Crushed Curry and one from the same Frosted Floral DSP as the banner.
The leaf from the Winter Woods Bundle, is a dual purpose die, meaning it cuts and embosses. I embossed and cut one each in Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce.
These were dry fit under the matted sentiment oval, then adhered to the back of it with Liquid Glue. Stampin’ Dimensionals lift this off the card front, making it more interesting.
For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Baby Bear in Soft Sea Foam, the giraffe from Animal Outing in Soft Suede, and the branch, also from Animal Outing, in Shaded Spruce. There is a frog on this branch, but I didn’t want the frog, so stamped him off the panel. I then used my Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write Marker to go around the edge of the panel. This gives definition to set it off from the Animal Expedition mat.
Liquid Glue adheres the liner to the animal mat and onto the Soft Sea Foam mat. What would I do without Liquid Glue?? I also used it to adhere the whole set into the card base.
The envelope has another giraffe on the front and more of the Animal Expedition DSP on the flap.
Host Code: EV7ETS99 good through the end of October.
If you would like to order any of the products used in this card, or any other products, please click on the ‘shop online with me’ button at right. Purchases, before tax and shipping, of $50-$149.99 qualify for a free gift from me if you use the host code. For orders over $150, do NOT use the host code. You will still get the free gift, as well as any rewards available from Stampin’ Up!. Using the host code for larger orders will nullify those Stampin’ Up! rewards. Details on my customer loyalty program can be found here.
Look for examples of cards next week using the new, limited time only, Snowflake Showcase. You will be able to order these products beginning November 1.
I forgot to mention this earlier, but We’re Half Way Thru This Awesome Special!
Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED NUMBER of October kits to offer at a special introductory rate of $5!!
How it’ll work:
- The flash promotion price for new subscribers is $5.
- The sale will continue until the supplies run out or the October subscription period ends on 10 October, whichever comes first.
- If the supply runs out before 10 October, Stampin’ Up! will end the sale and automatically begin accepting new subscribers for November (which features our one-of-a-kind, exclusive holiday kit in a specially-designed box).
- Enter the code FLASH1018 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price.
A few more details:
- This offer is for new subscribers only.
- Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
- Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95.
- New customers must enter promo code FLASH1018 at paperpumpkin.com before the sale ends to receive the introductory price of $5
CARD CUTS: Soft Suede: card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″; Soft Sea Foam: front mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, sentiment oval 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, leaf branch 2″ x 3″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Whisper White: front sentiment oval 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, inside liner 3″ x 4-1/4″; Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper: front banner 1-1/4″ x 3″, inside mat 3-3/4″ x 5″; Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper: banner 2″ x 5″, berry branch, 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″; Crushed Curry: berry branch 1-1/2″ x 2 -1/2″; Shaded Spruce: 2 leafy branches 3″ x 3″
I forgot about the Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. Order number is 143706 and it is $10.00, 6″ x 6″.